I have heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. That is true for all the parents and teachers, coaches, friends, families and anyone who have the pleasure and responsibilities of inspiring our children. This book came as an inspiration and reflection on the important attributes that helps to shape our children. It is about all of our SHEROES and HEROES. Studies have shown that the happiest, most successful children are those who practice gratitude, kindness, compassion and inclusion.
I have taught my two daughters that it is important to start from a place of gratitude and inclusion. My hope is that this book will be a discussion for parents, teachers and caregivers to cultivate these important attributes in a child’s life. Start a conversation by choosing one attribute each month to discuss, reflect and experience to build awareness.
Let us join together to inspire children and let them know that failure is part of life, gratitude is important for our wellbeing, and compassion is important to cultivate. When our children know, learn and experience these attributes, they will appreciate themselves and each other. It is important to have more conversations on these attributes at the dinner table, coffee table, lunch rooms… where ever the conversation takes you.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Becoming my Best Self: My Shero Attributes is being donated to the charity G(irls) 20.
$1 from each book sold will go to G(irls)20. Launched in 2009 at the Clinton Global Initiative, G(irls)20 places young women at the heart of decision- making processes. Through our signature programs, the Global Summit and Girls on Boards, we invest in the leadership development of young women through education and skills training, network development and access to unparalleled opportunities around the world. Our vision is to live in a world where girls and women can participate fully in the economic growth, political stability and the social innovations of their countries.